Family

Military Honors
Family

Military Honors

Kelli McCourt | May 2, 2024

My father recently passed away after a brief illness. He was 87 and lived a wonderful life…and my mother, sister…

Protect Your Best Friend
Pets

Protect Your Best Friend

Kelli McCourt | April 2, 2024

We came close to losing a beloved member of our family recently. My stepdaughter’s indoor cat, Healey, made a run…

Effective Ways to Handle Conflict
Family

Effective Ways to Handle Conflict

Mark Goulston, MD | March 5, 2024

Do you run in the other direction when you see a certain neighbor approaching you on the street? Are you…

Spend Less on Your Pets…and Still Keep Them Happy and Healthy
Pets

Spend Less on Your Pets…and Still Keep Them Happy and Healthy

Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ | February 9, 2024

You can give your beloved pets everything they need without going overboard. Here’s how… Health care. Most veterinarians are trained…

Help Your Elderly Parents with Their Finances
Family Finances

Help Your Elderly Parents with Their Finances

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein, JD | February 5, 2024

You just found out that your mother hasn’t paid her utility bill for months, and now her electricity has been…

When Life Hands You Lemons…
Family

When Life Hands You Lemons…

Kelli McCourt | January 2, 2024

As many of you know, my husband has had some health issues lately…and those issues have kept him out of…

The Secret Behind Keeping Secrets
Family

The Secret Behind Keeping Secrets

Michael Slepian, PhD | December 23, 2023

Quick…how many secrets are you keeping from the people in your life? The answer is 13, on average, says behavioral…

Oh, Brother (or Sister)
Family

Oh, Brother (or Sister)

Fern Schumer Chapman | December 12, 2023

Siblings are often our first playmates, companions, and closest confidants. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of…

Retirement – Not My Plan Just Yet
Family

Retirement – Not My Plan Just Yet

Kelli McCourt | December 2, 2023

When I first started working in the 1980s, I remember thinking that retirement was so far away. My practical-minded father…

How to Be a Better Gift Giver
Family

How to Be a Better Gift Giver

Julian Givi, PhD | November 23, 2023

Last holiday season, Americans dropped more than $8 billion on unwanted presents, according to one survey by Finder.com. And 52%…

Talking to Loved Ones with Dementia

Talking to Loved Ones with Dementia

Anne Basting, PhD | November 5, 2023

One of the hardest parts of caring for a loved one who has ­dementia is watching your shared connection slip…

My Bottom Line Hat
Family

My Bottom Line Hat

Kelli McCourt | November 2, 2023

My husband just had triple heart-bypass surgery. It started when a nuclear stress test indicated a blockage in an artery.…

What Keeps Us Happy?
Family

What Keeps Us Happy?

Kelli McCourt | October 2, 2023

My husband and I recently embarked on an 11-hour drive with my parents to visit my sister in South Carolina.…

Is a Family Limited Partnership Right for You?
Family Finances

Is a Family Limited Partnership Right for You?

Martin Shenkman, CPA, JD | September 11, 2023

Do you think a Family Limited Partnership (FLP) is something that you don’t need to consider? Maybe…maybe not. FLPs—a type…

When a Loved One Doesn’t Have a Will
Death & Dying

When a Loved One Doesn’t Have a Will

Martin Shenkman, CPA, JD | August 13, 2023

A man walked into tax attorney Martin Shenkman’s office some years ago with a problem—he had inherited a large sum…